According to a rumour, King Charles III’s coronation will be “slimmed down” and exclude the antiquated custom utilised for Queen Elizabeth II.
The Mail On Sunday says that King Charles’ coronation will be a much more low-key than that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1954, there was a great deal of celebration as the Queen was crowned. More than 8,000 guests were invited to attend the royal event at Westminster Abbey and 129 nations were officially represented at the Coronation service, according to the official royal website.
The Queen received a number of golden gifts during the ceremony’s traditional portions, including spurs, bracelets, and a robe.
However, given that Charles has become king in the wake of the Queen’s passing on September 8, things will probably appear differently.
According to The Mail On Sunday, Charles’ coronation is being organised to “thin down” the monarchy, as is rumoured. According to the publication, palace insiders have claimed that this means reducing much of the pomp and fanfare that coronations in British history have typically seen in order to reflect contemporary circumstances.
A much reduced guest list and a more relaxed dress code are reportedly part of the agenda. Just over 2,000 people are anticipated to attend Charles’ coronation as opposed to the 8,000+ that were present, according to the publication.
Ancient customs like giving the monarch precious trinkets will apparently be omitted in order to keep the celebration to just over an hour. The Queen’s coronation, according to the Mail on Sunday, took more over three hours. Prince William, who is next in line for the throne, may also have a big part to play.
A comment from Buckingham Palace was not given in a timely manner when Insider asked for it.
Charles’ coronation, as previously revealed by Insider, might not happen for several more months. Although Queen Elizabeth’s coronation took place 15 months after she ascended to the throne, coronations taking place months after a new British monarch has come to power is nothing unusual.
Marlene Koenig, a royal historian and authority on European and British monarchies, told Insider that the event is more likely to occur in June, the month in which Queen Elizabeth II was crowned almost 70 years ago.
Koenig described how she anticipates the coronation to be in the following way: “It’s going to be focusing on still with the pomp and circumstance, but not in the same way.”